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Grace Speare daughter of Richard Speare & Mary Ward was baptised in Inwardleigh on 11th February 1811.   On 30th November 1830 Grace was married to John Gidley in Exeter, Devon.

John was baptised 18th September 1812 in Whitestone, Devon.  John & Grace had 6 Children that I am aware of

Charles Gidley, baptised 8th May 1831 in Whitestone, died 1834

Emanuel Gidley, 1833-1836 Whitestone

Charles Clark Gidley baptised 21st Feb 1836 in Whitestone

Mary Gidley, baptised 20th May 1838 in Whitestone

John Gidley, baptised 31st October 1841 in Whitestone 

John Gidley husband of Grace died in 1843 and was buried on 28th December 1843 in Whitestone, Devon.  Below is the 1841 Census entry.


In 1846 Grace was married to Henry Seaman.  They were married in the Exeter area.  Henry Seaman was baptised 16th July 1820 in Upton Pyne, Devon.  Henry & Grace had 3 children that I currently know about.


Sophia Seaman 1847-1900  born in Alphington, Devon, died in Kensington, London

Henry Seaman born 1849 in Alphington, Devon

Walter Seaman born 1852 in Alphington, Devon


Sophia Seaman was married to Thomas Diment in 1872 in the St Pacras District, London.  


Below is the 1861 Census showing Grace & Henry in Wraxall, Somerset




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